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Venezuela: Anti-Maduro protest blocked by security forces sparking more violence01:06

Venezuela: Anti-Maduro protest blocked by security forces sparking more violence

Venezuela, Bolivarian Republic of, Caracas
May 19, 2017 at 01:22 GMT -00:00 · Published

Clashes erupted between anti-Maduro protesters and Venezuelan National Guard (GNB) on the Francisco Fajardo Expressway, in Caracas, Thursday.

According to reports, protesters aimed to march to the Ministry of the Interior, located in the city centre, but were blocked by security forces, who employed tear gas and water cannons at the crowds.

On May 1st Maduro convened a National Constituent Assembly to re-write the constitutions and address country's political unrest. However the Venezuelan opposition have called the plan "fraudulent" and refused participation, calling instead for early elections to resolve the political crisis. At least 39 people have been killed as a result of political protests and unrest since early April.

At least 43 people have been killed as a result of political protests and unrest since early April.

Venezuela: Anti-Maduro protest blocked by security forces sparking more violence01:06
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Clashes erupted between anti-Maduro protesters and Venezuelan National Guard (GNB) on the Francisco Fajardo Expressway, in Caracas, Thursday.

According to reports, protesters aimed to march to the Ministry of the Interior, located in the city centre, but were blocked by security forces, who employed tear gas and water cannons at the crowds.

On May 1st Maduro convened a National Constituent Assembly to re-write the constitutions and address country's political unrest. However the Venezuelan opposition have called the plan "fraudulent" and refused participation, calling instead for early elections to resolve the political crisis. At least 39 people have been killed as a result of political protests and unrest since early April.

At least 43 people have been killed as a result of political protests and unrest since early April.

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